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Richard Cox

Richard “Rick” Cox, 70, beloved son, brother and uncle passed away peacefully on March 13. Rick was born in Des Moines on September 17, 1953, to Dick and Helen “Rose” (O’Brien) Cox. He was one of five siblings and a lifelong Des Moines resident. He graduated from Dowling High School and enlisted in the Army shortly after graduating. He spent most of his working life at Meredith Corporation in the mail room and de­livery services. Anyone who worked at Meredith during his time there knew Rick as he was a good guy who was always friendly, dependable, and steadfast. Rick was employed by Mail Services and was a Des Moines Register paper carrier for sev­eral years at the time of his death. He saved every greeting card from his customers at the holidays and appreciated every single tip, every year, in those cards. He loved spending time with family and especially loved his nieces and nephews. He looked forward to family gatherings and playing the card game “Queens” that he would always win by passing on bad cards, and thus jokingly no one would ever want to sit next to him. He had a great sense of humor and looked forward to watching Bill Maher and other late night talk shows. He was an avid Hawkeye fan and liked to attend Des Moines Bucaneers games. He was much loved and will be greatly missed. “So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen” dear brother.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Dan. He is survived by his sisters Jan Henter, Julie (Tim) Verdon and Deanna (Mark) Ingebretsen, nine nieces and nephews and their children and several cousins.

A private family service is planned. We wish to thank anyone who was kind to Rick in his life and ask that you keep showing kindness and understanding to others in his memory.


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